from The Century Dictionary.

  • Befitting or characteristic of a squire.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • Becoming a squire; like a squire.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Like or suiting a squire.


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squire +‎ -ly


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  • After imprisoning Alfric for a brief and miserable sentence, Father once more has released him, and is riding him daily in the performance of squirely duties.


  • It lay beside the breastplate on the floor, slightly dirty because of Alfric2s lack of squirely attention, but impressive nonetheless, with its intricate weavings of inlay, copper and silver and brass.


  • I then surveyed my squirely work and realized that I had no idea how to put the armor back together.


  • And, I betcha this is ONE position he won't go all squirely on.

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  • On April 22, Mr. Manzo of Capstone, the Chrysler adviser, sent a note -- like some of the emails, containing misspellings -- to Matthew Feldman, a member of the Obama auto team, to complain that Fiat "is trying to be squirely" about sharing technology.

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  • Just promise not to wear out your smeller at L'Artisan like I suspect Ina has done, I can't have both of my favorite blogs go all squirely on me!

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  • I have no desire to magnify the service I render thee in making thee acquainted with so renowned and honoured a knight, but I do desire thy thanks for the acquaintance thou wilt make with the famous Sancho Panza, his squire, in whom, to my thinking, I have given thee condensed all the squirely drolleries that are scattered through the swarm of the vain books of chivalry.

    Don Quixote

  • But tell me, thou perverter of the squirely rules of knight – errantry, where hast thou ever seen or read that any knight – errant's squire made terms with his lord, 'you must give me so much a month for serving you'?

    Don Quixote

  • Fair be the fortunes of such a master and such a servant, the one the cynosure of knight – errantry, the other the star of squirely fidelity!

    Don Quixote

  • "I hesitate," said Don Quixote, "because it is not lawful for me to draw sword against persons of squirely condition; but call my squire Sancho to me; for this defence and vengeance are his affair and business."

    Don Quixote


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